5 New Holiday Recipe Ideas

I get so excited when I get nice messages, emails and comments about my Pinterest boards. Sometimes photos and recipes actually stop me in my tracks, and I just am amazed at the talent and creativity on the internet. I thought I would share 5 new holiday recipe ideas that I am a huge fan of and can’t wait to make, starting with this Hot Cocoa Stir Sticks via Bridgey Widgey Life’s a Party. Enjoy these great holiday recipe ideas!

Jack-O’ Lantern Cookies via Diamonds for Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Bars by Some the Wiser

Blackberry Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics via Spoon Fork Bacon

Candy Corn Martini with Pop Rocks Rim via Boulder Locavore

Fitness Friday: At Home Workout & No Equipment Needed

Last week I found this At Home Workout Circuit posted on Pinterest by Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers,and I had to share it. I love this because no equipment or weights are required. Just take yourself outside, and give it a try!

Quote above via Piccsy

10 Summery & Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

When I posted this Watermelon Margarita last week on Facebook, I had such a huge response. I decided to share 10 of my favorite summer refreshingly cool watermelon recipes that I have have come across lately. See my Watermelon Pinterest page for more summer watermelon recipe inspirations.

Superfoods Salad via Ingredients, Inc.

Watermelon Daiquiri via My Recipes

Watermelon Pops via Kraft

Watermelon Jello Shots via That’s So Michelle

Watermelon Mojitos from Inspiring the Everyday

Watermelon Frosty from

Watermelon Granita via Homemade Simple

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles via Bakers Royale

Watermelon Sorbetto via Indochine Kitchen

Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad via Wit & Whistle

Top 5 Things I learned at Altitude Summit about Life and Blogging

I spent the last week at my first design conference ever: Altitude Summit in Salt Lake City. It was great to step out of my box and learn from so many talented and creative people. I thought I would share the top 5 things I learned that apply to blogging and life.

1. “One of the best ways to be happy in life is to make other people happy.” Gretchen Rubin

2. “Make connections in life, and make it personal. The most important thing is to be sincere, genuine and personal.” –Alison Lewis

3. “Jump in with both feet, but decide where you want to land first.” Liz Stanley

4. “Knowing your brand and value will put you in power to do just about anything in your buiness.” –Alison Lewis

5. “Discovering things about the world will help us discover more about who we are.” Ben-Founder of Pinterest.

Images above by Kelli AndersonAlex Profit, and Yan Photo

I made so many awesome friends at this conference that it’s hard to make a shout-out to everyone. I did want to mention that the team from Rue La La were so genuine and awesome. I truly loved hanging out with y’all.